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>> reporter: most economists warn congress is playing with fire. which caught the attention of china and japan which own $2.4 trillion of debt and both warn today that the u.s. must deal with this issue quickly. but the divide is as deep as ever, the president saying again today no negotiations before the debt ceiling is increased and republicans demanding spending cuts first. >> the president said if there is unconditional surrounder by republicans he'll sit down and talk to us. that's not the way our government works. >> reporter: perhaps the only sign of progress or hint of progress today was that the president and the speaker of the house actually spoke to each other. it was a phone call that lasted about ten minutes. diane, after the two men hung up the phone, they were exactly where they were before the call. neither one of them willing to budge. >> jonathan karl at the white house again tonight. now we want to bring you up to date on the first week of obama care. the government website giving americans insurance options. the department of health and
human services secretary said today the average wait time has now been cut in half and hundreds of thousands of americans have gone online to create new accounts even if they have not yet chosen a plan. tonight the u.s. says it is trying to learn the secrets held by an al qaeda terrorist held on a u.s. battle ship at sea. the man seized in that bold raid in libya. martha raddatz has been talking to our sources she's here with the latest. >> reporter: the most urgent information they want to get from liby is whether there are anymore attacks planned. right now a team of interrogators is on the ship with him. they cannot use torture or degrade him but they can play good cop bad cop, threaten him with very serious legal action and try to wear him down, although they have to give him four hours' sleep every 24 hours. but meanwhile, because of his capture, the reaction to it, the
u.s. is moving 200 marines to a base in italy as a precaution in case there is any threat to americans in africa. >> talk about a high stakes interrogation. have you learned anything more about that other raid, the navy s.e.a.l. in somalia during the middle of the night? >> reporter: yes, when the s.e.a.l.s went to grab the leader, they got lots more resistance than they thought, there was a fire fight. in the mist of all that the s.e.a.l. spotted children in the compound and the commander decided to back off rather than risk harming kids. that's the advantage of having troops on the ground. they can make that kind of instant decision. >> martha, thank you so much tonight. we move on next because we reported here about the concern over those detergent pods, brightly colored pellets that look so much like candy and kids can't tell the difference. they've made a lot of children sick. tonight the story that there is a new chapter.
a determined grandmother says this has to change right now. abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: detergent packets like these are advertised as an end to messes, spills, and heavy jugs. but they're also sending more and more children to the emergency room. children like one-year-old alexander klienschmidt who spent the last ten days clinging to life in a minnesota intensive care unit. his family says he mistook these tide pods for candy. and 15-month-old dakari byrd of chicago earlier this month. >> he started to turn blue. he got lethargic. >> reporter: as this type of product grows in popularity, so are reports to poison control centers. from the beginning of january to the end of august this year, there were 6,724 reports of these incidents. roughly 450 cases more than all of 2012. the makers of tide pods, proctor
and gamble changed the package is twice. >> some chain that the old containers look too much like candy jars. they're no longer see through. they've not only increased the warning labels but the placement of them like this right across the top. >> children aren't going into the packaging to get the product. they're inter septembering it. >> reporter: she's demanding that the company stop making pods look like candy and wrap each pod in an individual wrapper. it's gotten 34,000 signatures. but proctor and gamble tell abc news the company has no plans to make additional changes, saying we're confident in the positive impact of the many actions we've taken. linsey davis. abc news. new york. there is news tonight that carrie kennedy is going on trial on that car accident last year. she's accused of driving while on drugs in new york state. she claims she mistakenly took a
sleeping aid before getting into the car. today the judge set a trial date. prosecutors said she hit the truck and left the scene of the accident last year. also tonight, new details about that road rage attack involving a motorcycle group in new york city. abc news has learned an undercover police detective is in custody in connection with the case. you'll remember that driver of an suv was beaten in front of his family after they were surrounded by bikers. off duty police officers riding with the group, police are investigating why they apparently did not stop the attack. and there is a question whether one officer may have participated in the assault. and next tonight, our washington watch dog is back. today the federal government introduced its $100 bill, a bold new look, even a 3-d image but abc news david kerley explains how the government managed to lose money while making money. >> you can see the movement --
>> reporter: here it is, the new $100 delivered across the country today. there is a lot to see. a 3-d hologram ribbon, the liberty bell and ifrk well that changes color and micro printing on its color. what u.s. officials aren't saying is that all this high tech anti-counterfeiting came at a high price. more than a billion are in storage rejected because there were creases on the front and back and too much ink used on another 300,000 bills. >> there were major screwups at the bureau. people screwed it up. they wasted your money. >> reporter: government investigators say the bureau of printing and engraving didn't do enough testing of p printing presses. so we went to the director. >> we will have to do something. >> reporter: getting rid of money costs money, a lot.
the bureau can't give us a number but using their estimates, it could be as much as $50 million or more. >> it has presented a significant challenge to manufacture this note, but we took the time to get it right. >> with all due respect, millions and millions of dollars are down the drain. >> i don't want to see a substandard note that goes out in circulation and i don't think the american public wants to see that. >> reporter: a printer himself might have been impressed with this new bill but his famous quote offers a scolding, waste nothing. david kerley abc news, washington. next in china hornets are people and 1600 injuries since july. those hornets can grow to two inches long. their sting so powerful it can damage vital organs.
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